Wright's - "A Short History of Progress" Book Review by Master Researcher

Wright's - "A Short History of Progress"
A discussion of the book "A Short History of Progress" by Ronald Wright.
# 86611 | 900 words | 1 source | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Anthropology (Economic) , Sociology (General)

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This paper discusses the book "A Short History of Progress" written by Ronald Wright. Wright argues that progress, as an ideology, is merely a myth. The paper describes how humans see their own progress and advancement in the rapid transition from an industrial economy to information based one, while the reality is that the food technology of the late Stone Age is the only one we cannot live without. The writer explains that the crops of about a dozen ancient people feed the 6 billion people of the world today.

From the Paper:

"Ronald Wright is a British historian and the author of "A Short History of Progress", an interesting and challenging read. The book is small in appearance, but packs a big punch in terms of jamming the pages with historical facts and antidotes that are informative and intriguing. In his book, he examines the progress and downfall of ancient civilizations. Wright's purpose for writing the book is to warn people of the potential loom and doom facing contemporary society if no attempt is made to avoid the same disasters of civilizations past."

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